Club News

A lovely day

Sunday 7th August 2016
John Baxter Memorial Melee 2016
The happy crowd at the John Baxter Memorial Melee 2016

Today Chudleigh Petanque Club was proud to host the John Baxter Memorial Melee. This event was put on, together with the Baxter family, to bring together family, friends and anyone wanting to enjoy a day of petanque, in John's memory. John loved a game of petanque and he loved competition too. The melee format allowed participants to meet lots of people and gain valuable experience of a variety of techniques. And what could be better than the result - the winner of today's competition was John's own sister, Pauline!

Furthermore we had some lovely food and refreshments, lots of sunshine, games for the children and other fundraising games. At the end of the day we were able to send £300 to the RNLI. Well done to all who took part and helped to make the day a great success.

A mixed start to the season

Wednesday 20th July 2016
Thierry & Rob - Devon Doubles Champions
John Thatcher presenting Thierry & Rob with the Devon Doubles trophy

For the first time in our history we decided not to enter a league team this season. Members want to focus on getting more people interested in playing the game socially and joining the club. In light of that we have had a visible presence at community events such as the Queen's 90th Birthday 'Party in the Park' and Chudfest. So far we have had a few new members and a lot more interest so we hope this will continue and we will see membership picking up.

Despite our noticeable absence from the Devon League, we have fielded teams for regional and national title events and once again our trophy cabinet is decorated with silverware! Well done to Thierry Hacq, Franck Depreaux and Rob Thomas for bringing home the Devon Triples title. Thierry and Rob were also victorious in the Devon Doubles so it's a double whammy for them! Both Titles have been held by a Chudleigh team for 4 out of the last 5 years.

Happy New Year

Saturday 9th January 2016

Welcome to anyone reading our website for the first time. We enter this year with renewed vigour and hope to see growth in the number of people enjoying the excellent sport of petanque!
A significant change this year is to our 'formal' practice sessions. These are still open to anyone and everyone who is interested in playing whether just to try it out once or to become a regular player. The main change is that these will happen seasonally between March and October and have moved to Thursday at 6.30 pm - 8 pm. Many members of the club will continue to meet informally at other times as well including some weekday afternoons and weekends and, of course, at a variety of events including charity games, open tournaments and regional championships.
We welcome all and hope to see you this coming year.

To see past stories and records use the archives link on the left menu

Club Name Matches Played Matches Won Games Won Points Difference
1 Torridge U3A 10 7 29 61
2 Ottery St Mary 10 7 28 36
3 Plymouth 10 6 27 81
4 ISCA 10 6 26 -29
5 Pig on the Hill 10 4 23 -11
6 Honiton 10 0 17 -138

Devon Region League Table - 2016

Date Event Venue
24 Apr Devon vs Kernow ISCA PC
15 May East Devon Charity Shield Ottery St Mary
28 May EPA Singles (national) ISCA
29 May EPA Doubles (national) ISCA
30 May EPA Mixed Doubles (national) ISCA
5 Jun Devon vs Kernow vs Great Western ISCA
12 Jun Devon Triples Pig On The Hill
26 Jun Keith Brealey Memorial Pairs ISCA
17 Jul Devon Doubles ISCA
24 Jul Ann Paterson Memorial Event ISCA
7 Aug John Baxter Memorial Pairs Chudleigh
14 Aug Devon Singles & Shooting Ottery St Mary
10/11 Sep Inter-regional Championship Hayling Island
8/9 Oct Champion of Champions TBA

Devon Competition Calendar- 2016

Devon Doubles Tournament Winners
- Thierry & Rob
Devon Triples Tournament Winners
- Thierry, Franck & Rob
Devon Singles Tournament Winner
- Thierry Hacq

Trophy Cabinet - 2016